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beginning with letter V
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V-1 Tweet Definition of V-1 Like Definition of V-1 on Facebook
noun (wikipedia, V-1 flying bomb)
  1. an early guided missile, powered by a pulse jet, used by Germany in the Second World War
V-2 Tweet Definition of V-2 Like Definition of V-2 on Facebook
noun (wikipedia, V-2 rocket)
  1. an early long-range liquid-fuel ballistic missile used by Germany during the Second World War
Van Tweet Definition of Van Like Definition of Van on Facebook
proper noun
  1. a male given name, diminutive of Vance or Ivan
vanguard Tweet Definition of vanguard Like Definition of vanguard on Facebook
noun
  1. The leading units at the front of an army or fleet.
  2. (by extension) The persons at the forefront of any group or movement.
vedette Tweet Definition of vedette Like Definition of vedette on Facebook
noun
  1. A sentinel, usually on horseback, stationed on the outpost of an army, to watch an enemy and give notice of danger; a vidette.
vesicant Tweet Definition of vesicant Like Definition of vesicant on Facebook
noun
  1. any material that causes blisters upon contact with the skin
adjective
  1. causing blistering to the skin
veteran Tweet Definition of veteran Like Definition of veteran on Facebook
noun
  1. A person with long experience of a particular activity.
  2. A person who has served in the armed forces, especially an old soldier who has seen long service.
adjective
  1. Having had long experience, practice, or service.
  2. Of or relating to former members of the military armed forces, especially those who served during wartime.
Victor Tweet Definition of Victor Like Definition of Victor on Facebook
proper noun
  1. (given name, male), derived from a Late Latin personal name meaning "conqueror", borne by several saints.
Victoria Cross Tweet Definition of Victoria Cross Like Definition of Victoria Cross on Facebook
noun (or VC)
  1. Britain's highest military award, a bronze Maltese cross - For Valour
viper Tweet Definition of viper Like Definition of viper on Facebook
noun (vipers)
  1. A poisonous snake in the family Viperidae.
volley Tweet Definition of volley Like Definition of volley on Facebook
noun
  1. The simultaneous firing of a number of missiles; the missiles so fired
    1. (sport) The flight of a ball just before it bounces
    2. (sport) A shot, especially in tennis, in which the ball is played before it hits the ground
verb
  1. (transitive) To fire a volley of shots
  2. (context, sport, transitive) To hit the ball before it touches the ground
  3. (intransitive) To be fired in a volley
  4. (context, sport, intransitive) To make a volley
volunteer Tweet Definition of volunteer Like Definition of volunteer on Facebook
noun
  1. One who enters into, or offers for, any service of his own free will, especially when done without pay.
  2. (context, Military) One who enters into military service voluntarily, but who, when in service, is subject to discipline and regulations like other soldiers; -- opposed to conscript; specifically, a voluntary member of the organized militia of a country as distinguished from the standing army.
  3. (rfv-sense) A grantee in a voluntary conveyance; one to whom a conveyance is made without valuable consideration; a party, other than a wife or child of the grantor, to whom, or for whose benefit, a voluntary conveyance is made.
  4. (context, Law) A person who acts out of his own will without a legal obligation, such as a donor.
  5. (context, Agriculture) A plant.
verb
  1. (intransitive) To enlist oneself as a volunteer.
  2. (transitive) To do or offer to do something voluntarily.
    • to for doing the dishes
    • to an explanation
adjective
  1. Of or pertaining to a or volunteers; consisting of volunteers; voluntary
    • companies
    • fire brigade
    • advice
      1. (context, Agriculture) Growing spontaneously without being sow
      2. Verb, sown.
Vulcan Tweet Definition of Vulcan Like Definition of Vulcan on Facebook
proper noun
  1. (context, Roman mythology) The god of volcanoes and fire, especially the forge, also the patron of all craftsmen, principally blacksmiths.
''The goddess Venus was the wife of .
  1. (astronomy, historical) A theoretical planet proposed to exist in an orbit between Mercury and the Sun in a 19th-century hypothesis.
  2. (science fiction) A fictional planet in the w:Star Trek, Star Trek universe.
  3. (science fiction) A member of the humanoid race inhabiting the fictional planet Vulcan; the race is noted for lack of emotion and adherence to logic.
  4. (science fiction) The language spoken by these humanoids.
  5. (slang) (pejorative) A person who seems to lack emotion or is overly analytical and boring.
  6. A town in southern Alberta, Canada.

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